Friday, May 01, 2009

One killed and two injured in firing by CRPF jawan

Tags: Dharmasthala (Karnataka)

Published: Fri, 01 May 2009

Dharmasthala (Karnataka), May 1 : A CRPF constable on poll duty today opened fire, killing a young man and injuring two people in a fit of rage after an altercation between the paramlitary force and a group of locals playing cricket here.

The altercation broke out after the ball hit one of the CRPF jawans at a play ground where their buses were parked.

As locals pelted stones, the CRPF men from Andhra Pradesh resorted to a lathicharge, leading to escalation of tension.

A constable then opened fire from his rifle, killing 26-year old Aithappa and injuring two others whose identity is yet to be known, police said.

Two CRPF constables were arrested in connection with the firing, they said.

As the news of the firing and the death of the local man spread, about 500 people blocked the CRPF personnel's buses, demanding their arrest.

The mob continued to pelt stones, damaging four buses carrying the CRPF personnel who were here to visit the famous Manjunatheshwara temple.

The 80-member CRPF contingent had been drafted for security in naxal-infested areas of Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada District for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls yesterday.

Superintendent of Police Subrammanyeshwara Rao told PTI that the situation in the temple town was under control now and the CRPF personnel were escorted to Mangalore, 90 km from here, where further investigations would be carried out. (MORE)


Anonymous said...

Naxals should take revenge on this issue.

Anonymous said...

Naxalites should become strong in Karnataka like Chattisgarh and Orissa Naxalites and they should target Politiceans and Policemen in Karnataka.